On the heels of the earlier news that St. Louis Cardinals’ first-round draft pick, outfielder Nick Plummer, has come to terms with the organization, so have at least three others. They are fourth-rounder Paul DeJong, fifth round selection Ryan Helsley and 36th rounder Dylan Tice. All three announced their intentions via Twitter on Saturday morning.
Chances are very good that a number of other 2015 draftees are also ready to sign as soon as they pass the necessary physical examinations. As of yet, the Cardinals have not officially announced any signings, but should disclose the first batch within the next few days. Initial team assignments will follow.
Fourth Round - DeJong
Here is his tweet, in which the third baseman states he is Jupiter-bound: https://twitter.com/Pauly_D_10/status/609731032028459009
For background on DeJong, click here.
Fifth Round – Helsley
Here is his tweet, in which the right-handed pitcher declares the beginning of his professional career: https://twitter.com/_RHelsley/status/609735307630641152
For background on Helsley, click here.
36th Round - Tice
Here is the second baseman’s tweet, announcing his travel plans to West Palm Beach: https://twitter.com/DCTice11/status/609719083987267584
For background on Tice, click here.
Check the Roster Matrix
Until draftees are officially signed and assigned to teams, they will not appear as active on The Cardinal Nation’s minor league team rosters. However, the Roster Matrix at The Cardinal Nation blog indicates which draftees are rumored to have signing agreements in place, so keep an eye there to get the most current news.
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